The Titans have no interest in appearing on 'Hard Knocks'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans are a low-key team that has no beef with a low profile.

That led to speculation that, while they are one of eight teams eligible for the show, they'd have no interest in being in the annual summer training camp series "Hard Knocks" on HBO.

The league hopes a team that hasn't been in the playoffs the last two years, doesn't have a new coach, and hasn't been on the series in the last 10 years will volunteer.

But if the Titans, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints or Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't say they want the gig, the NFL will chose one to have cameras through its building and practices during training camp and the preseason.

And the Titans officially want no part of it.

"I just think that's an unnecessary distraction for us," coach Mike Mularkey said in a visit with The Midday 180 on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville. "I'm not sure how that it will pan out. If that's the case and we have to do that, we'll do it. But we're not going to volunteer ... ."

"There is not a lot of glitz and glamour to what we do here with our football team, our philosophy, our organization. We're not looking for anything more than we need on an every day basis."